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News – Andrade vs. Tsypko, Bradley vs. Holt, Guerrero vs. Yordan

Kendall Holt Librado Andrade Robert Guerrero Timothy BradleyCHOKO Boxing in association with Gillett Entertainment Group, Top Rank and Gary Shaw Productions are thrilled to present the first world championship unification bout ever staged in Montreal! On April 4th in today’s boxing most exciting weight division, witness two of the world’s best boxers in the fight of their lives. WBC light welterweight champion Tim “Desert Storm” Bradley will face WBO light welterweight champion Kendall “Rated R” Holt, live at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

Bradley (23-0) is the only champion of the division to stand undefeated. Holt (25-2) has made a name for himself by taking out the undefeated.

In 2008, both men rocked the boxing world and became superstars: Bradley orchestrated one of the biggest upsets of the year by traveling to hostile territory (Nottingham, UK) and defeating the ex-champion, Junior Witter, against all odds to conquer the World Boxing Council Championship Belt. Holt delivered one of The Ring Magazine’s knockouts of the year in a wild 61-second bout with Ricardo Torres to become Champion of the World Boxing Organization.

Both champions are on a fast track to glory. On April 4th, only one will walk away with the belts, setting the stage for a potential showdown with the winner of the Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton May 2nd fight.

This outstanding gala will also feature the return of Golden Boy Promotions star Librado Andrade (27-2), Montreal’s adopted son! One man stands between Andrade and his due rematch against Lucian Bute: VITALI TSYPKO (22W-2L), the “Pride of Ukraine.” Both men come out of closely debated bouts: Andrade’s fight against Bute in October 2008, and Tsypko’s bout against Jeff Lacy on HBO television. This time, only one man will get a shot at the IBF Super middleweight belt, to settle all doubts once and for all.

On April 4th, don’t miss the most important international boxing event presented in Montreal since the historical Duran-Leonard showdown, at the Olympic stadium in 1980!


Tickets available at the Bell Centre Box Office

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Ticket prices: $45 – $65 – $99.50 – $149.50 – $199.50 – $350 – $550 (+ service charges)

The fight is to air in the US on Showtime Networks (live at 9 p.m. ET)

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Former Two-time world champion, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, is scheduled to appear at the San Jose Sharks game, Thursday February 19, 2009 when the Sharks face the Los Angeles Kings at the HP Pavilion. Guerrero (21-1-1, 16 KOs) will talk about his upcoming fight against Indonesia’s undefeated hero, Daud Yordan (15-0, 10 KOs) scheduled for March 7, 2009 when HBO “Boxing After Dark” hits the HP Pavilion for the first time in history.

“It’s an honor to be a special guest at the Sharks game and in my opinion they’re the best team in the NHL,” said Guerrero. “As a prize fighter, you always dream about making appearances like this. I know the house will be packed so I’ll be ready to deliver my message.”

Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero battles Daud Yordan for the NABO Jr. Lightweight championship. Also on the card will be hard-hitting James Kirkland (24-0, 21 KOs) vs ESPN’s 2005 “Prospect of the Year” Joel Julio (34-2, 31 KOs) and ESPN’s 2008 “Prospect of the Year” Victor Ortiz (23-1-1, 18 KOs) vs Mike Arnaoutis (21-2-2, 10 KOs).

Sports fans will enjoy a star-studded event when HBO comes to San Jose, as Oscar De La Hoya, Sugar Shane Mosley and George Lopez plan on being in attendance.

Tickets for this hard-hitting event, priced at $200, $100, $60 and $25, are on sale now at the HP Pavilion Ticket Office,, all Ticketmaster ticket outlets or by calling 408.998.TIXS, 415.421.TIXS or 510.625.TIXS.

This explosive event is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate and Southwest Airlines. Doors open at 3:00pm and the first bell rings at 3:30pm. The HBO Boxing After Dark telecast begins at 10:00pm ET/PT.

Unseen exclusives on the Steve Bunce Boxing Hour

Setanta Sports News has exclusive action from three previously unaired fights on the Steve Bunce Boxing Hour this Thursday at 2pm.

For the first time on television viewers can watch Michael Maguire outpoint Fayael Messaudene, and George Groves’ third round defeat of Romanic Hignard from the Hayemaker 4 card at York Hall in Bethnal Green.

Last weekend’s IBF light-heavyweight eliminator bout between Clinton Woods and Elvir Muriqi will be shown as well.

Commonwealth middleweight champion Darren Barker will be appearing in the studio to preview Kelly Pavlik’s WBO and WBC title defence against Marco Antonio Rubio this weekend, which is exclusively live on Setanta Sports 1.

And it’s the final week of our Fantasy Fight competition. Viewers have emailed in, in their thousands, pairing up the boxers they would most like to see (dead or alive) fight each other. Fans of the show wanting to take part should email

Boxing Promoter Donating to Crash Victims

Boxing promoter Nick Garone of X-Cel Worldwide has announced he will donate $1 from every ticket sold to his “Return of Buffalo Boxing” event to the families of the 49 passengers killed in the crash of a Continental Flight 3407 near Buffalo.

The New Jersey-based Garone says he has been welcomed with open arms by the people of Buffalo and is happy to be able to give back. “I think it’s the right thing to do in this situation. The people of Buffalo have shown me tremendous kindness since I set up a base of operations here and this is an opportunity to pay some of that back.”

“The Return of Buffalo Boxing”, will feature an NABA-US Light Heavyweight Championship bout between two-time super middleweight world champion Byron “Slama from Bama” Mitchell (26-4-1, 19 KOs) and former NABA-US champ Zach “Jungle Boy” Walters (23-3, 18 KOs).

The co-main event will spotlight Buffalo heavyweight Paul “The Italian Hit Man” Marinaccio.

Scheduled for the undercard are Meacher Major (15-3-1, 13 KOs) of the Bahamas, Pro Debuting Buffalo natives Lionel Thompson and Greg Brady, as well as Guilderland, New York’s undefeated light welterweight Michael Faragon, Rochester, New York’s Harvey Murray and heavyweight Johnny Davis of Niagara Falls, New York.

Tickets for “Return of Buffalo Boxing” are priced $30, $50 and $100, and are available by calling 631.878.1676.

For more information on The Return of Buffalo Boxing, visit X-Cel Worldwide’s online HQ at please call

Nick Garone
X-Cel Worldwide

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